March 22nd 2011 11:14 am
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I was a jumping fool last night when we went swimming. Mom took us to the pool last night and grandma went along. It was fun having grandma with us. We made her really wet too! We shook all over her and used her as our towel a couple of times. Mom warned her, but she didn't listen and was soaked! She played with us and threw us toys a few times and they hit the ceiling a couple of times too. Mom has to give her some lessons on throwing them that's for sure:D
It wasn't all fun and games last night though cause mom made me practice. She said I'm not doing bad, but I'm still doing "sissy" jumps as she calls them. That where I'll run like crazy, but then I stop and hesitate then jump in. She says I have to run and jump without stopping, that's a real jump. Funny thing is, I'll do that when Chloe and I jump together, but not by myself. Mom said she'll work on it with me. I was none too happy when mom made me sit and wait while she practiced with Chloe I can tell you that. She said if we both don't learn to behave and take turns, she'll stop bringing us together. That's not good cause then we won't get to play together:( Mom did say she thinks I'll be a good speed retriever though cause I'm really fast at getting the toy. That's cause I race against Chloe cause I don't want her to have it. I'm stingy like that. If she does beat me, I'll take it from her and she won't even fight me. Although, she did fight back one time last night. We had the duck on the dock and she went to pick it up and I didn't want her to have it so I growled at her and she let me have it. Well, I didn't back down and we had a little sisterly spat over it. Mom was not happy and of course, I was the one to get in trouble. But I guess I deserved it cause I'm the one who doesn't like to share. Other than that, we played good together. Mom did take some video, but when she'll get them posted, I have no idea. When we got home last night mom clipped our nails quick and then we all watched tv. I was sooooo tired so I crashed on the love seat. I had no problem when mom said time for bed. I slept all night and didn't even wake mom up before her alarm this morning. I know she was happy about that:)
Tonight I'm going to Bandit's to play while Chloe goes on her therapy visit. I'll tell you all about that tomorrow. Well, gotta run, I think I hear dad getting up. Talk to you later.
March 21st 2011 10:23 am
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This past weekend we went to Juniata and it was so nice! It was in the 70's on Friday and in the 60's the rest of the weekend. We got there aruond 6 o'clock Friday evening and we stayed outside until after dark. Dad cooked on the grill and mom and dad sat around the firepit smoking cigars, eating and having a couple of beers. Me and Chloe played and had soooo much fun! I found a bunch of sticks that I brought over for dad to put on the fire. You know, I have to earn my keep!
Saturday we spent most of the day outside cause it was so nice. Clair came down with this big thing called a backhoe and dug a big ditch to get the water out of the basement of the old cabin. Which BTW is all tore down. The only thing left is the stones from the basement, but they can't be removed until the water is out and that's why Clair needed to get rid of the water. Boy you should have seen that. When he dug that ditch and the water came running out into the creek, it was like a dam broke! I wanted sooooo bad to go play in it but mom said NO WAY!!!! She's such a party poopers:( It was really muddy over there, but not too bad by the cabin. After that, mom and dad worked on cleaning up the bank in front of the cabin by the road. Us doggies did have to stay in the cabin while they did that cause mom was fraid that we might get hit by a car. She would have left us out, but she knows I wouldn't stay off the road cause I always have to be right where they are. But that's okay, I needed a nap anyway so Chloe and I stayed inside. Although, at first I wasn't happy about it and I kept going to the big window and barking and carrying on. Mom was none too happy when she came in and saw all the pillows and throw blanket kicked on the floor. She knew what I did and I she gave me heck and it was then that I decided to take a nap. But when they were finished by the road, mom let us back out. Chloe and I ran all around playing, but then I went on my quest for more sticks. See, when I'm at the cabin, I like to collect my sticks. I'll go find them and then put them outside the cabin door. That way when mom and dad need them for the fire they have them. I'm just trying to earn my keep:) I was doing that when I noticed that mom was over "treasure hunting" at the old cabin. Since all the water was out of the basement, mom went to see what she could find. Well you know me, I had to go check it out too. Mom saw me coming and told me to stay out cause it was like quick sand and if I stepped the wrong place, I could go under. She was walking across big stones and stuff that's why she didn't fall in. But me, I wouldn't have been so careful. Believe it or not, I listened and sat right outside and watched mom. She said I was a very good girl:) After she was done with her treasure hunting, she played frisbee for a little with me and Chloe before going in and getting cleaned up. Then her and dad went to visit with Clair and Velma for a little. You're not going to believe this... mom let me out of my crate while they went visiting! I was so surprised and I made sure that I behaved myself. Truth of the matter was that I was so tired I couldn't have caused havoc if I wanted to. Mom was very proud of me when she got back that I didn't make a mess that I got a piece of ring bologna for being so good... yummy! We all watched a movie then went to bed and I slept like a log.
Sunday was a nice day. I spent the day outside playing with Chloe. Randy Clayton came by to visit and he helped dad get the chainsaw started. Then mom and dad put together the new TV stand, but us doggies stayed outside and out of the way. That was fine with me cause I just played and went on my stick collecting mission. I hit paydirt with a nice big stick just when dad came out. I was so proud of this one! It was three times my size (dad called it a sapling) and I was dragging it around the side of the cabin when dad came out and took it from me:( He said we didn't need something that big from the fire. Heck dad, I worked hard for that thing!!! But I didn't dwell on it and went back to my collecting. I did take some breaks and laid in the sun. It was a beautiful day and the sun felt really good. Oh yeah, we did go for a kubota ride with dad to put some corn out for the deer. We couldn't go up the trail cause the trees were still down, but we did get to ride through the field and I liked that. We left around 5pm and we were all pretty tired when we got home so we just crashed and watched tv. I had a really good weekend and looking forward to going up next weekend.
Mom said we're going swimming tonight... yipee!!! She said I have to practice jumping though and not all play. Now that I'm jumping off the dock, I need to learn how to run and jump. Chloe is already registered for a competition in May, but I'm not yet. Mom says I can't compete until I learn to jump correctly. She said she can't afford for me to compete until I know how to do it right so I better learn. I also have my first obedience class on Wednesday. I'm not sure about this obedience stuff, but I'm looking forward to meeting new people and doggies. I'll let you know all about it on Thursday.
I want to give a big THANK YOU to my pup pal Wesley's mom for the great Easter page she did for me. I just love it! Now if I could just get my mom to take an Easter picture of me that would just make it the best!
March 15th 2011 7:35 am
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I had a fun weekend!!! Even though I had a bit of a peeing frenzy:( I'll tell you all about it.
Grandma, Aunt Lois, Megan, me and mom got up to the cabin Friday evening. It was snowing when we got there, but not really laying on the ground. I still couldn't believe the way it was snowing though. And they said it was suppose to be warmer. Stupid weathermen are always wrong! After we got there, mom made me go in my crate:( They were going to dinner and she still didn't trust to leave me out in the cabin. Probably a smart move on her part. But I was rewarded when they got back cause she brought Chloe and I some yummy vanilla ice cream! This was the first time mom ever gave me ice cream and let me tell you, it was the best thing I ever had!!!!!! I licked the bowl clean! I think mom took pix and video so maybe someday she'll have time to post it so you can see me enjoying it:D After we finished the yummy ice cream, we all chilled to watch a scary movie. I love scary movies. That is, until I get scared. Then I jump up and hide my face in mom. After the movie, Chloe and I jumped in bed with mom. Megan was suppose to sleep with mom, but she stayed up to watch TV and ended up falling asleep on the sofa. Good for us doggies!! I love sleeping in the bed. It's so comfy:) But my enjoyment didn't last. You guessed it... I had another accident:( Next thing I knew, mom was yelling again cause I wet the bed. She was freaking out cause it wasn't her bed and this mattress doesn't have a protective cover on it like the one at home. She ripped the comforter and sheets off, but fortuntely for me, the comforter is so thick that it didn't go the whole way through and never reached the mattress. Boy did I get lucky! I don't know why I pee in my sleep. It's the second time I did it. The medicine should be working by now. I don't have to pee all the time like I use to and I don't have any other accidents. Just in my sleep and in the bed. Not in the crate. Wonder why that is? All I know is that mom wasn't happy, especially since it was like 6am and now she had to change the sheets before she could go back to bed. Plus, needless to say, I was not allowed back on the bed to sleep after that.
At least mom didn't hold it against me for the rest of the day. After breakfast, we all loaded up and stopped up at Clair and Velma's to get water. Then we headed to an auction. I remember being at one of these things when I was really little, but it was really hot and I didn't do much except sleep. But this one I was much more alert to what was going on around me and there were a lot of people. I watched everyone like a hawk, but I was very obedient to mom. I only barked one time, but I immediately shut up when mom told me to. She told me I did very well for my "first" time at an auction. Since the ring that mom went there to buy was already sold, we left and went to Cheese Nook. Us doggies aren't allowed in Cheese Nook so we waited in the car. From Cheese Nook we just went right up the street to the Creme Stop. I didn't realize it, but this meant more ice cream!!!! Boy, mom was spoiling us this weekend. I sucked it down and licked up every last bite like I did the night before. It was soooo yummy:D When we got back to the cabin, Megan, Chloe, mom and I went for a walk in the woods to the tree. When we got there, mom made us all sit down and be quiet. I heard something make a funny noise in the distance, but I have no idea what it was. I looked and listened, but never saw anything. Mom said it was a deer snorting. I smelled something, but I didn't see a deer anywhere. It finally stopped and mom said it must have scented us and left. Darn, I really wanted to see it:( We eventually went back to the cabin and after dinner, Clair and Velma came down to play cards. But before they came, that's when I had my other accident. Megan was in the bedroom getting changed and I jumped up on the bed and was all excited. I piddled all over the bed. When mom came in from her shower and saw it, she was upset again and she had to wash everything yet again. Lucky for me, it didn't go through again. Thank goodness for that thick comforter!!! At least mom never really punished me. Although, her tone and not speaking to me for a while is enough punishment for me:( I slept most of the time Clair and Velma were there. They left, but everyone else kept playing games. They finally went to bed, but this time Megan slept with mom so us dogs had to sleep on the floor. That was okay cause I really didn't want to have another accident in the bed. That would have been strike three for me.
Sunday wasn't a bad day. It was a little cooler, but not too bad. Megan played outside with us while everyone else cleaned up the cabin. We left mid-afternoon and I was sad to leave:( I love the cabin cause I get to run around and be free! But mom said not to be sad cause we'll be back next weekend. When we got home I had to get a bath and for good reasons... I was filty and stinking from the mud, plus, I went into the creek right before we left. The bath felt good... ahhhhh! The rest of the night I just slept trying to catch up from the weekend.
Last night mom had to go to this viewing thing, but when she got back, she took us for a walk. She said I did really well and guess what? I walked from the end of the block to our house off leash!!! Mom was very proud of me:D I didn't realize I was off leash, but she told me after the fact. After the walk we played frisbee a little in the yard and then we watched a horse movie with mom and dad. It was a really good movie too.
Mom said I start obedience class this week, but I'm not allowed to go. It's just an orientation class so no dogs allowed just handlers. Now that just stinks! Oh well, I guess I'll just chill at home with dad and Chloe. I'll keep you posted if anything exciting happens. I do know that we head back to the cabin this weekend. Just me, Chloe, mom and dad this time. It will be nice to spend some time with just my family. I don't get to spend much time with dad cause he's studying hard for his tests this week. Keep your paws crossed that he passes!!
BTW, there is a small chance that he might go to Japan to help with that nuclear mess they have there. I guess I better get my Rosetta Stone and brush up on my Japanese so I can talk to all the doggies over there just in case... BOL:D
March 11th 2011 6:15 am
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I can't believe it, I am the Diary Pick today... YIPEE!!! My big sis Chloe gets picked all the time, but now I finally get picked:) This is my second time and I'm sooooo excited!! Thank you Dogster, it is really an honor. I love sharing all my stories, good and bad. Unfortunately, being named a Diary Pick, I have a not so good story to share with you all. But hopefully it will help everyone learn from my mistake.
First I want to tell everyone that I'm starting to feel a little better from my urinary infection. Mom has been giving me my medicine just like the doctor said. She also gave me a little orange juice and boy did that taste yummy! They say the acid in the oj helps kill the bacteria. I don't know about that, I just know it tasted good and I wanted more, but mom only gave me a little bit. I only had one accident since I started my medicine and that was last night. I was laying on the ottoman and mom asked if I had to potty and I got excited because I did and I tinkled a little. But mom and dad didn't get mad at all and I was glad about that.
Okay, now onto the not so good story. Last evening mom was getting the car ready for our trip to the cabin. She was putting the blankets in the backseat. She does that so us doggies to tear the leather seats and so we don't get mud and dirt all over them. Chloe and I were playing in the garage with the frisbee and running outside in the rain a little. Then it was time to come in. That's when mom got upset, but with good reason. See, in a split second I decided it was a good idea to go across the street to the neighbor's house. I know! I know! I shouldn't cross the street, especially at night in the rain. Mom was so upset because she if a car was coming in the dark, in the rain, I could have been hurt or even worse, killed! She didn't spank me or even yell at me because I did come when she called me, but I could tell she was upset. Actually more upset about the possibility of me being hurt then the fact that I ran off. She asked me why I did it and she thinks it's cause I saw a rabbit. I did see something and that's why I took off after it. She knew it had to be something like that cause I don't leave the yard, ever! But let it be a lesson to everyone. Don't cross the street. Your mommy and daddy would be VERY upset if something would happen to you and if you cross the street you could get hurt very bad and that would make them very sad:( Fortunately for me, no cars were coming and hopefully I learned never to do that again.
We're off to the cabin this weekend. We're going with mom, grandma, aunt Lois and Megan. FUN!! Daddy was there for a couple days this week and he said it is MUDDY! So I'm sure I'll be a mudball:D I'll fill you in on my weekend when I get home. You all have a good weekend and have fun whatever you're doing.
March 9th 2011 12:32 pm
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Mom gave me a nice surprise last night... I got to go on a play date with Bandit!! Mom said she felt bad cause I'm in my crate all day while she's at work and I still sleep in my crate at night. And last night her and Chloe at a visit at E-Town Manor so I would be in my crate again. She called Kelsey and asked about a play date with Bandit and Kelsey said sure so I got to go have fun!!
Kelsey picked me up around 615pm and I wasn't sure where I was going at that point, but when I got out of her car and went in the house and saw Bandit, I knew I was going to have fun. I got even more excited when the saw the three cats. Although, they weren't too happy to see me... BOL:D They scattered in every direction and ended up going to the loft and us doggies, we weren't allowed up there. But that was okay, because Bandit and I had a lot of fun downstairs. We played tug and chased each other all around the table. We had a ball that we batted back and forth and Bandit tried to get it from me, but he didn't do to good. I did make a bit of a mess though when Kelsey gave us water. I'm use to my bowl that sits up and she gave me a regular bowl on the floor. I had to check it out so I started hitting it with my paw and it splashed all over the place... pretty cool! Kelsey didn't think so though. When it was time for Kelsey and Tom to each dinner, I had to go in Bandit's crate and he had to stay in the bedroom. Well, let me tell you, neither one of us was happy about that and we whined back and forth to each other the entire time and drove them crazy until they finally let us out. Then it was back to having more fun!! I really like Bandit, he's a cool dog!! He didn't try to eat me, he wasn't mean to me, and he played nice with me. Hopefully mom and Kelsey let us have more play dates.
Mom came to pick me up around 830pm and although I had fun with Bandit, I'm always happy to see my mom. So happy that I accidentally tinkled on her sneaker:( BUT, I have an excuse... I have a urinary infection. That now explains why I had my accident in the bed and on the floor the other day. Mom got my pee tested (which by the way, you should have seen her earlier in the evening trying to catch that from me... it was hilarious!) The doctor gave her medicine for me so hopefully that clears up soon. It's not fun peeing yourself and always having to go out to potty. Especially with all the rain coming again. I'm not a prissy dog, but I don't like having to outside in a downpour either. Anyway, so that was my fun night. Chloe got to go visiting, but I got to have a play date and I had LOTS of fun. Needless to say I crashed when I got home. Mom said we probably won't be doing much the next couple of days cause more rain is coming, but like I said, we're heading to the mountains this weekend so I'll fill you all in on that when I get back. Have a great weekend and if you're somewhere it's raining... stay dry!!
March 7th 2011 6:42 am
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Friday night was my first poker night. Mom invited a bunch of the girls over to play poker. I was sooooo excited to see all these new faces, but I only had one accident and of course, it was when grandma showed up. Sorry, I just get all excited when she shows up cause I love her so much! Mom said I did VERY well with all the people being there. She said I listen to everything she told me and I didn't jump on anyone or pest at all. There was one lady named Joanne who really liked me and she kept petting me and she gave us some yummy chicken before she left:) I had lots of fun Friday night meeting all the new people, but was really tired when they left which wasn't until 3am!
Saturday was a REALLY fun day cause we got to go to the barn!!!! The owners were away so Jada wasn't there which meant we got to go with mom. We went on a trail ride with mom and Tequilla. It wasn't a long one, but boy did we have fun! There was one place it was wet and muddy and well, you know what that means to me... JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! Mom said I'm like a pig when it comes to that cause I just can't get enough. Mom didn't yell or anything and just let me have a good time. Mom still says I walk too close to the horse's back feet and one of these days I'm gonna get kicked. Guess I'll learn the hard way. I just can't help myself cause I'm a herding dog and it's instinct. I did go to the "front" with Chloe a couple of times though. When we were done with the trail ride, mom put Tequilla and Ty in the arena while she cleaned their stalls and paddocks. The owners kids came home (they're older) and Chloe and I went to greet them. Mom let us, but then told us to stop and called us back. I listened, but Chloe didn't and she got in trouble and had to go sit in the car for a while. I have no idea why Chloe didn't listen, but mom sure was mad at her. Mom was proud of me for listening though:) She eventually let Chloe back out and then we all played frisbee when mom was done with the horses.
We went home and got dad up and hung out with him til he went to work. Then mom's friend Nancy came over and we all went back to the barn for mom to do evening feeding. We played some more and Nancy threw frisbee for us. It was just so nice to be at the barn. Boy I wish we could go all the time! When we got home, I fell asleep and slept all night long cause I was soooo tired. I haven't played like that since our last trip to the mountains. I did have a really good time.
Sunday we didn't do anything cause mom had another one of those migraines. She really needs to get help for those cause she gets them all the time anymore. We wouldn't have been able to do anything anyway cause it was raining all day and I mean raining hard at times. So we slept with mom most of the day and if we weren't sleeping, we were watching tv. When dad got up, he held me and rubbed my belly for a long time. He was really loving up on me and I was loving it! I guess dad really does love me:)
I did have one incident though. Mom, Chloe and I were laying in bed later at night and I was sleeping and dreaming. You'll never guess what happened? I wet the bed. I didn't mean to and I didn't even realize I did it until mom yelled. I guess in my dream I went potty so I just pottied in the bed. Fortunately mom has this protective cover on the bed so it doesn't go through onto the mattress, but poor mom had to wash everything when she wasn't feeling well. At least once mom realized what happened and that I didn't do it on purpose and that I did it because I was dreaming, she said she was sorry for yelling. And she told dad that she spilled soda because she knew he would get really mad and not understand that it was an accident and then he wouldn't let me lay in bed with them. Thanks mom! So that was my exciting weekend. Mom said we're going to Juniata this weekend with grandma, Megan and Aunt Lois and I can't wait! I'll let you know if anything else happens this week. Hope everyone had a good weekend.
THANK YOU to my pup pal Wesley's mom for the pawsome St. Patrick's Day page she did for me. I totally love it!! You rock!
March 1st 2011 6:20 am
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Chloe did it! She is official a therapy dog! Last night she had her second site visit at a nursing home and she passed which means she can now do all the things a therapy dog does and doesn't have to be supervised. Congrats big sis!! Mom told me that I'll be able to go for my therapy dog once I'm a year old. She says I need to settle down a bit though cause I'm just a bit too hyper right now, but with some work, she thinks I'll do just fine. She thinks people will love me cause I'm very outgoing. While Chloe was with mom last night, I hung out with daddy. We didn't do a whole lot, but it was nice to spend time with just him. I love my daddy:) I do wish I could get some one-on-one time with mom though. I get a lot of that with daddy and I know she wants me to be a daddy's girl, but I love mommy too and I want to spend some alone time with her. She promised to give me more of that. Chloe just gets so upset when mom pays me any attention and she knows that Chloe will be VERY upset if she gives me any alone time, but mom said Chloe is just going to have to get over it cause Chloe gets plenty of alone time with mom and I need some too. Thanks mom:)
February 28th 2011 12:47 pm
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My weekend didn't start out the best cause mom decided that we needed groomed... BOOOOO! And of course, my big sis left me high and dry and went running when mom asked who wanted to be first. Not only did she leave me to be first, but she didn't even come back to give me moral support. Nice sister, huh? Mom said I did really well though, actually she said I did better than Chloe:) It didn't take mom as long this time as last time either. I guess she's getting use to grooming us. I still won't let her use the grinder on my nails though... NO WAY! I don't like the noise it makes that's why. When I was done it was Chloe's turn and unlike my sis, I stayed the entire time to give her support. I know she doesn't like being groomed either so I wanted to be there for her in case she needed me. After we were groomed, we pretty much just chilled. Mom said we didn't need bathed cause we weren't dirty and she doesn't like to bath us anymore than need be cause she doesn't want to get all the oils off our skin.
Saturday was a pretty fun day. We ran all over the place with mom. First we went to pick up Megan. I love Meggie!!!! After we picked her up, we went to the old barn and I got to see Auntie Rikki!! I miss my Auntie Rikki, she's so nice:) I also so Hugo and Pete and Polly. Chloe and I got to run around and play for a long time and that was soooooo much fun! We got really muddy too, but mom didn't care, she just laughed:D When it was time to leave, mom hosed us off. Now let me tell you, it's February and that hose water is COLD!!! I was jumping around like a Mexican jumping bean. Mom didn't hose my entire body thank goodness, only my legs and belly cause they were the muddiest. From there we went to the new barn. We weren't allowed out of the car though cause mom wasn't sure if Jada would be out or not and after the last incident where Jada ended up coming out while we were in the barn and then pinned me down, she didn't want to take the chance. I don't blame mom for that, it was kind of scary. Jada never did come out, but that's okay cause Chloe and I, we took a little nap while mom was with Tequilla. She wasn't too long though. Then we went to visit grandma. I like visiting with grandma, she's cool and I love her. Mom had to help her do something with her TV and while she did that, Chloe and I acted like knuckleheads cause we know that makes grandma smile and we like to make her smile:) Our last stop was PetSmart so mom could get us some treats that we ran out of. This was my first time her and it is a really cool place. Megan walked me and mom walked Chloe. Mom said I did pawsome for Megan! Anyway, PetSmart has some really neat stuff. They have all kind of toys and treats and animals. They had these things in cages that smelled really good. I stood on my hind legs to check them out closer. Mom said they're called rabbits. I don't know about these rabbits, but they sure smelled and looked neat! Mom said one day we'll have rabbits of our own cause she loves them. The nice lady at the counter gave me some treats... yummy! When we got home, it was a short stay. Mom had to take Megan back, and usually she would let us just stay home after a day like we had, but dad was studying for a big test and she thought she better take us so we wouldn't get in trouble. So we all loaded back in the car. Me, I slept most of the way there and back cause I was pretty pooped. And that is what I did most of the evening too. Mom and dad went to a hockey game then watched a movie when they got home. Me, I slept.
Sunday we didn't do too much. Mom had another headache:( We pretty much just hung out inside with her. Later in the day she started to feel a little better and decided she better clean up the "landmines" in the yard. Chloe and I ran around and played while mom did that. We had lots of fun too!! In the backyard, I discovered that I can run around the big thing mom calls a "pool" and outrun Chloe and have even more room to run and that was the best! We played until mom's headache starting coming back, then we had to go in the house. Of course, we were all muddy from playing so she had to put us in the shower to rinse us off. We didn't get a full bath though, just the mud rinsed off.
That was pretty much my weekend. Nothing too exciting, but we did have fun. It was nice visiting the old barn. I wish I would have been able to see Auntie Deb though. Hopefully next time. I'll keep you posted if anything exciting happens this week. Bark at you later!
February 25th 2011 9:17 am
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Mom needs your help. She has to give our dockdiving team a new name now that Echo has joined us. We use to be just "Team Chloe", but now that has to change. Mom and dad came up with two choices, but need your help in making the final decision. Please let us know which you like best by Monday so mom can get it put on our team shirts. Thanks!
THE FLYING AUSSIES
February 25th 2011 8:56 am
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Last night mom and dad took us swimming and guess what? I jumped off the dock!! Mom and dad were sooooo proud of me:) Once I did it, I kept on doing and I didn't mind it at all. Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't a running jump like Chloe. I would stand on the end of the dock and kind of teeter on the edge then I'd push off, but at least I jumped and mom and dad seemed to be very happy about that. Mom taught me that the dock is made for jumping in and the ramp is made for coming out. It didnt' take me long to figure that out and I stopped trying to go in using the ramp. I also learned why mom used the hand signal to keep me in my crate. She uses that on the dock too. She would put me on a sit stay at the back of the dock and she would go to the end. I knew not to move until she dropped her hand. Then she yelled, "Go! Go! Go!" and I'd run really fast toward mom and the toy and mom would throw it in the water. Of course because I'm not doing running jumps yet, I'd come to a screeching hault then jump in, but no matter how far mom would throw it, I'd go get it. Funny thing was, Chloe would jump after my toy too and it would be a race. She would usually beat me though cause she would do a running jump. But being me, I'd just take it from her... BOL:D Mom did take turns making us go by ourselves so we didn't compete with each other. I had SOOOOOOOO much fun last night swimming. I even jumped for daddy!! Mom said that with time she knows that I'll do a running jump so she's not worried. Needless to say, I was beat when we got home and I slept while mom and dad watched TV.
Today will be a boring day. It's raining and they said it's going to be windy again. Just like last weekend with hurricane winds. Hopefully they don't blow me over when I go to potty! At least daddy is off work so I won't have to be in my crate all day:) Well, I hear him getting up now so I gotta run. Have a good weekend and I'll bark at you all later.
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